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Sony VAIO Duo 11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Sony VAIO Duo 11. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and keyboard also get good feedback. Views are divided on the size, and many are negative about the battery and usability.

screen, keyboard, performance, portability, design

price, usability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VAIO Duo 11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Sony VAIO Duo 11

 

Hands On: Sony joins the Windows 8 laptop/tablet hybrid brigade, with a slider.

Stunning high res screen ; Very good build quality ; Very good connectivity

No proper trackpad ; Slide form factor doesn't protect screen

All of which leaves us with a peculiar beast. Essentially this is a premium Sony ultraportable laptop, with all the high-end features we'd expect of the company's enviable history in that segment, but on the other hand the overall form factor doesn't...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sony VAIO Duo 11 review

 

Can Windows 8 work on the Sony VAIO Duo 11 tablet hybrid?

Powerful processor ; Excellent touchscreen ; Amazing connectivity

Pricey ; Heavy

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony VAIO Duo 11

 

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 is among the first of a swathe of new Windows 8 touchscreen "laptops". Well, it's sort of a laptop, but sort of a tablet too as the Duo 11 sits flat like a tablet out of the box, but can morph into a more upright position to reveal...

Screen looks great, decent build quality, backlit keys, reasonable power

Touchscreen dirties up quickly, compressed keyboard is awkward, no dock for stylus, occasional orientation issues, when the fan kicks in it's horrendously noisy

Although inherently a laptop, the VAIO Duo 11 can't help but feel a bit like an oversized, and ultimately expensive - yet powerful - tablet. Which is rather confusing.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony VAIO Duo 11 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 offers more than the traditional laptop experience. This touchscreen device comes pre-loaded with Windows 8 and even includes a digital

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : James Stables (techradar.com)

Sony Vaio Duo 11 review

 

Sliding tablet-laptop hybrid with Windows 8

Great screen ; Staggering power ; Top connectivity ; QWERTY keyboard ; High-end build

Laptop-esque weight ; No trackpad ; Small keyboard ; Bulky ; Keyboard can't detach

The release of Windows 8 has heralded a host of new stylish tablets that make a pleasant change from the bland anonymous slates which have come to represent the Android market.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Vaio Duo 11 review

 

Sony's Duo 11 is one of that strange new breed of hybrid Windows 8 devices that can be used as either a tablet or a laptop computer. It's certainly an attractive looking device, with an excellent high-definition, touchscreen. However, the method that...

It’s certainly nice having the option of using the Duo 11 as a tablet from time to time. However, at this price the Duo 11 also needs to earn its keep as a workhorse laptop, and that baby-sized keyboard could deter many people who need a laptop that...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Vaio Duo 11 review

 

This laptop-tablet hybrid is certainly powerful, but its transformation between the two feels a little awkward

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Sony Vaio Duo 11

 

An undeservedly maligned tablet/ultrabook hybrid

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Sony Vaio Duo 11 review

 

The jury's still out on hybrid tablet-laptops as thetouch-friendly abilities of Windows 8 starts to creepinto PCs far and wide. Shouldn't you really decide one way or theother before you buy? And does something like the MicrosoftSurface, a tablet with...

Dual tablet/laptop, terrific HD touch screen,powerful processor, full Windows 8

Not cheap, sliding mechanism doesn't seem sturdy, no storage forstylus

The Duo 11 has a stonking screen and delivers animpressive performance. It shows off Windows 8 to best effect butwhile the sliding screen mechanism is distinctive, it won't be foreveryone. This being Sony, it's no bargain, but if you want ahybrid...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Sony Vaio Duo 11 review

 

It’s certainly nice having the option of using the Duo 11 as a tablet from time to time. However, at this price the Duo 11 also needs to earn its keep as a workhorse laptop, and that baby-sized keyboard could deter many people who need a laptop that...

Dec, 2012